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The global sensation published by Louisiana State University Press with millions of copies in print and translated into twenty-five languages now being brought to life on stage in the utterly uproarious, whip-smart adaptation of playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and under the direction of David Esbjornson.


Nick Offerman-Led A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Heading to Broadway?Nick Offerman-Led A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's production of A Confederacy of Dunces became the highest-grossing show in the company's 33-year history, and according to the Daily News, it might be heading to Broadway next. AN insider revealed: 'The creatives will be fine-tuning the production and hoping for a run either in London or another U.S. city before Broadway next season.' (more...)

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Breaks Huntington Theatre RecordsA CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Breaks Huntington Theatre Records
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company's production of A Confederacy of Dunces became the highest-grossing show in the company's 33-year history, grossing over $2,120,000 during its 45-performance run from November 11 - December 20, 2015.  (more...)

Baidarka Boy Releases a Parody of John Kennedy Toole's, 'A Confederacy of Dunces'Baidarka Boy Releases a Parody of John Kennedy Toole's, 'A Confederacy of Dunces'
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2015

Ignatius J. Reilly is back. (more...)

BWW Review: A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Weighs in at Boston's Huntington TheatreBWW Review: A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Weighs in at Boston's Huntington Theatre
by Jan Nargi - November 20, 2015

Jeffrey Hatcher's stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A CONFERERACY OF DUNCES, now in its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, feels like a lost opportunity. Much like its obnoxious and oversized central character Ignatius J. Reilly, a slovenly, unemployed 30-year-old still living with and supported by his sweetly doting mother, the play is a lumbering behemoth that is often equal parts boring and boorish. (more...)

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Breaks Records at HuntingtonA CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Breaks Records at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

On Tuesday, the Huntington Theatre Company's production of A Confederacy of Dunces became the second highest-grossing show in the company's 33-year history, behind their 2013 hit production of THE JUNGLE BOOK. (more...)

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight in BostonA CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight in Boston
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents its extended world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces. The show plays now through December 20, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre. Opening Night is tonight, November 18. (more...)

Nick Offerman Leads World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Beginning Tonight in BostonNick Offerman Leads World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Beginning Tonight in Boston
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, presents the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' Performances will run tonight, November 11, through December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Extends Boston RunA CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Starring Nick Offerman, Extends Boston Run
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company announces the addition of one week of performances to its run of the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces. The show will now play through December 20, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre. Previews begin Wednesday, November 11; Opening Night is Wednesday, November 18. A new block of tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Julie Halston & More to Join Nick Offerman in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in BostonAnita Gillette, Julie Halston & More to Join Nick Offerman in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.'  Performances begin November 11, 2015 and will run through December 13, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.  (more...)

Nick Offerman-Led CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Premiere Headed to Broadway, the Big Screen?Nick Offerman-Led CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Premiere Headed to Broadway, the Big Screen?
by Jessica Khan - August 4, 2015

Following its stage debut with Huntington Theatre Company this fall, the world premiere adaptation of Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces, starring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation', is setting its sights on a spring Broadway bow. (more...)

Nick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in BostonNick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announced today the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' Performances will run November 11 - December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

Nick Offerman, Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell & More Lead A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Industry Reading TodayNick Offerman, Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell & More Lead A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2014

The first industry-only reading of A Confederacy of Dunces, based on the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, will be held today, Monday, April 28th in New York City. (more...)

Nick Offerman, Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell & More to Lead A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Industry ReadingNick Offerman, Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell & More to Lead A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2014

Producers Bob Guza and John Hardy of Shelton Street announced today the first industry-only reading of A Confederacy of Dunces based on the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel by John Kennedy Toole. As plans move forward towards a Broadway production, the invited reading will take place on Monday, April 28th in New York City. (more...)

John Kennedy Toole's A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES to Get NYC Reading This SpringJohn Kennedy Toole's A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES to Get NYC Reading This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2014

After years, of toil, good luck, bad luck, plans made, plans dashed, things are looking up for fans of the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces. Shelton Street Theatrical, LLC, the international stage rights holder to the novel which has sold millions of copies in 25 different languages, has announced plans to launch the play. (more...)